After having a sneak peek at The Coeur d’Alene Resort Spa menu for spring, I am dying to try the new Ashiatsu massage.
Spa director Berni Campbell explains that the Japanese word Ashiatsu comes from foot (ashi) and pressure (atsu). The therapists will be using mostly their feet to apply pressure to your body while they hold onto a special set of bars overhead. The result is an incredibly satisfying deep tissue massage. I am told that, “Once you Ashi, you don’t go back,” by Emily, the head massage trainer at the Spa.
Also new on the spa menu is the Rain Fusion Treatment with Hydrotherapy, a Scrub and a Massage all in one. This one will change with the seasons, Berni tells me.
So why did they rebrand the Spa?
“Our updated name and logo is to clarify that the Spa is located at the Coeur d’Alene Resort,” Berni says. “Our previous name, The Spa Coeur d’Alene, could really have been anywhere in Coeur d’Alene, so the rebranding clarifies where to find us. We are also making a real effort to let locals know that this is their Spa, just as much as it is for Guests of our Resort. We love seeing our favorite local clientele come in the door.”
Also on my daughter-mind as I look at the new spa menu… Mom’s Day on May 11. Could there be any better way of saying, “I love you” to the amazing women in your life? The Coeur d’Alene Resort Spa menu, which can be found here (link), shows several packages.
I asked Berni for the most-requested Mother’s Day massage package, and it’s the Mother-Daughter Experience which includes a massage, Spa Lunch served overlooking Lake Coeur d’Alene and side-by-side Pedicures. That one costs $330.
What else are the Coeur d’Alene Resort Spa staff talking about this week? Essential oils. Every therapist has their favorite, but when I asked about the most popular, it would be lavender.
“Lavender essential oil has a calming scent which makes it an excellent tonic for the nerves and anxiety issues,” Berni says. “It can also be helpful in treating migraines, depression, nervous tension and emotional stress.”
If you have trouble sleeping, use lavender, Berni recommends. Idaho has several lavender farms, including the Young Living Lavender Farm in St. Maries just down the road from Coeur d’Alene.
Exciting stuff, and I hope to see you at The Coeur d’Alene Resort Spa very soon!